"If romance isn't your thing this anthology probably isn't going to persuade you, but within the genre this is definitely one of the better offerings out there."
"In between the shorts are some nicely animated intermissions, properly introducing each film."
"Pieta is a pretty complete package. The film looks great, has a superb soundtrack, two extremely impressive leads and a boatload of symbolism for those who enjoy that kind of thing."
"Pistol Opera is not the easiest of films. You have to accept that the story is a mere hook for some cinematic fun while Suzuki takes a little run with his audience."
"Postmen in the Mountains is one of China's hidden gems, made by a director who sprinkles his films with soul and warmth. It's an easy recommend, if you can stand the slow pacing that is."
"Still, I think this is by far Tsai's best film to date."
"But most of all, Where The Wild Things Are is a magical, fantastical film presented in a pretty realistic and believable way."
"There are some things here that don't work as well as they should, but they are completely eclipsed by the parts that do."
"It's hard to ignore the toll that time has taken on this film."
"It's best to leave all hope of a decent storyline behind when you want to watch this film. Gerry is all about the experience, ignoring the rest and foregoing all compromises."
"That is, if you appreciate the vulgarities. Even though the film itself is quite refined, its character are everything but."
"First Time is a superb example of how to do romance right, without necessarily ending up in arthouse territory."
"Strings is a film that would probably appeal best to fans of animation, though I'd recommend it to everyone who likes to watch something outside the norm."
"Gemini could be considered a good entry-level Tsukamoto since his typical style isn't as demanding as in his other films."
"Since Bin-Jip, only Shi Gan was a small disappointment. Apart from that one, Ki-duk seems to be on a roll with a string of near-masterpieces almost uncontested by any other director."
"If you think it all sounds rather dull than that's perfectly understandable. The thing is, it really isn't. Breathe In, Breathe Out is a beautiful, pure, subtle and heart-warming drama."
"Think Amélie but with a darker, more adventurous and boyish edge. It's a good 100 minutes of fun in a recognizable but still outlandish version of Paris, hosted by a gang of endearing weirdos."
"A must for Kitano fans and probably art fans alike (as all paintings were made by Kitano himself and are apparently based on existing paintings)."
"Porco Rosso remains one of my favorite Miyazaki films. Personally I prefer his softer, smaller films over his big epics, as they are more aimed at atmosphere and less at getting a message across."
"Death Trance didn't perform very well internationally, possibly explaining why this is Shimomura's only film to date."
"It was more than 10 years since I first watched this film and so I wasn't quite sure if it would still hold up after all this time."
"Strange Circus is a stellar film that still counts as one of Sono's absolute best efforts to date. The subject matter is rather risqué though and Sono's approach is far from subtle."
"This film is 200% Kar Wai and comes unmistakably from his hands, annoying actors were turned into lovable characters and his film proved once again that movies are an audiovisual experience"
"It's cute, charming, funny and perfect for a warm summer evening. Don't expect anything deep or challenging, just let the film's charm sweep you away."
"My only problem with Mullholland Dr. is that it just isn't as special anymore as it used to be."